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Constipation and fiber

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 22, 2011 at 7:49 PM

I'm sorry if this post is inappropriate but its a big problem.

does cooking vegetables (baking in oven specifically) kill their fiber content. because I've been eating paleo and am having difficulty passing stools. I've heard most paleo folks say they are regular when they eat a lot of vegetable, but i eat tons of veggies with every meal so technically i should be getting a lot of fiber, yet i have difficulty passing stools. this leads me to believe that baking the vegetables may have killed the fiber in them and causes the issue? besides that I've been taking probiotics, digestive enzymes and haven't improved my situation much.

I've thought about taking phylum husk but wasn't sure it that'd be good.

I've also considered that its due to not eating enough, however i eat as i see fit (based on hunger) so i don't think thats it.

for recorord though my diet/ supplements are as follows:

6:30am: animal M-stak (pre WO supplement) 8:00am 4 egg omlete, 4-6oz bacon, spinach, onions, carrots, multi fit, fish oil 1:00pm: 12oz salmon or tuna, 12oz salad/mixed veg, fish oil 6:00pm: 12oz bison or chicken, 12 oz salad/ mixed veg , fish oil 9:00pm: creatine, zma

for though I had this problem before starting any supplements so that isn't it, and my performance continues to improve in strength/metcon.

I've plugged stuff into fit day and i usually get about 60-75g carbs, 250-300g protein, 60-100g fat roughly 2100 calories.

im 5'9 130lbs 18 Y.O.

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on December 23, 2011
at 03:23 AM

Miralax is recommended by pediatricians for both babies and adults. Safe for long term use, as I had to use it for over 6 months and it worked like a charm. Same time every morning, same volume, no gas, no cramping. Drank a glass full of water with the standard dose right after I ate dinner.

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on December 23, 2011
at 02:35 AM

It is a lot of protein, especially at 130 lbs. Either back off some and/or maybe add some HCl to break it down if you insist on eating that much.

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on December 22, 2011
at 09:44 PM

I don't mean she's constipated for 11 months, I mean she's 11 months old

A2fe5bbd09c7804fd321e9e9a9f9d199

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on December 22, 2011
at 09:44 PM

I've been wondering if this is ok for a constipated baby? (11 months) I've been doubting she gets enough magnesium in her diet, but I don't know either way whether mag supplement is ok for infants.

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on December 22, 2011
at 09:27 PM

+1 Since I started eating gelatin every morning when I wake up, I'm regular.

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on December 22, 2011
at 08:51 PM

Agree, 250g-300g is WAY too much, based on OPs stats the top cut off I'd recommend is maybe 150g.

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on December 22, 2011
at 07:56 PM

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5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09

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on December 22, 2011
at 07:53 PM

Disregard fiber.

Acquire gelatin.

685e3c967e63b4eacccf02628fd9a3ac

(1026)

on December 22, 2011
at 09:27 PM

+1 Since I started eating gelatin every morning when I wake up, I'm regular.

5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09

(6097)

on December 22, 2011
at 07:56 PM

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001ELL3MI/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=nutribeast-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001ELL3MI

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on December 22, 2011
at 08:49 PM

The need for fibre is a myth (maybe a small amount of soluble fibre is good). I found large amounts of fibre destroys my gut.

I suspect the reason you're having trouble is the huge amount of protein you're eating.

I'd suggest to decrease protein and either eat more starchy foods (tubers and roots), fruit or increase fat (bile helps lubricate).

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

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on December 22, 2011
at 08:51 PM

Agree, 250g-300g is WAY too much, based on OPs stats the top cut off I'd recommend is maybe 150g.

072fd69647b0e765bb4b11532569f16d

(3717)

on December 23, 2011
at 02:35 AM

It is a lot of protein, especially at 130 lbs. Either back off some and/or maybe add some HCl to break it down if you insist on eating that much.

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on December 23, 2011
at 01:28 AM

Up the fat - butter, ghee, coconut oil, etc. and lower the protein. You should be eating fatty cuts of meat - skin, whole eggs, etc. If you can do pastured dairy then heavy cream is good. Fat gets things moving in the colon - it's like a lubricant - that's why it's slippery!

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on December 22, 2011
at 09:05 PM

http://www.gutsense.org is a really good resource to have a look at.

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on December 22, 2011
at 08:44 PM

Have you tried magnesium citrate powder? I use this powder: http://www.calmnatural.com/natural-calm-orange-16oz

It helps a lot with constipation and the benefit is that magnesium is a useful mineral.

I used to use Psyllium husks (metamucil) but I stopped taking them because they interfere with vitamin absorption. If you take Psyllium don't eat one hour before or three hours after apparently.

A2fe5bbd09c7804fd321e9e9a9f9d199

(1614)

on December 22, 2011
at 09:44 PM

I've been wondering if this is ok for a constipated baby? (11 months) I've been doubting she gets enough magnesium in her diet, but I don't know either way whether mag supplement is ok for infants.

A2fe5bbd09c7804fd321e9e9a9f9d199

(1614)

on December 22, 2011
at 09:44 PM

I don't mean she's constipated for 11 months, I mean she's 11 months old

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on December 23, 2011
at 03:23 AM

Miralax is recommended by pediatricians for both babies and adults. Safe for long term use, as I had to use it for over 6 months and it worked like a charm. Same time every morning, same volume, no gas, no cramping. Drank a glass full of water with the standard dose right after I ate dinner.

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on December 23, 2011
at 02:27 AM

I 2nd lostgoonie's water suggestion. Tons of fiber can be and sometimes is detrimental to digestive health. Based on past experience I'd say less is more in this case, but I admit I'm biased considering I ended up in the ER 3 years ago due to extreme abdominal pain and chronic constipation both aggravated and caused by a high fiber intake (upwards from 70g per day. Diagnosis: a fiber bezoar [sounds like a mythical creature, doesn't it?]).

I've also read that a high fat intake can make it harder for some to digest fiber-rich fruits and vegetables, though I'm not certain as to the validity of this claim. If anything, the biggest issue I take with your diet is that high amount of protein. Is there any reason in particular your intake is so high?

Green/berry smoothies + lots of water help to keep me regular. ymmv. (:

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on December 23, 2011
at 01:52 AM

Water. Drink lots of water!

This happened to me.

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